A Political History of the USA: One Nation Under God

Hardcover | September 1, 2009

byBruce Kuklick

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This is a fresh and engaging account of America's history from the 15th century to the 21st.  It focuses on politics, but places this in the context of religious culture and emphasises the assertive expressionism at the heart of the development of the U.S.

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This is a fresh and engaging account of America's history from the 15th century to the 21st.  It focuses on politics, but places this in the context of religious culture and emphasises the assertive expressionism at the heart of the development of the U.S.

BRUCE KUKLICK is Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and holds the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Roosevelt Studies Center in the Netherlands.  Lisa Birnbach's College Book has recognized him as the best teacher at Penn, and he has received the History Departments teaching prize and a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9.3 × 6.3 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022136X

ISBN - 13:9780230221369

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Making a State
The European Impact in America, 1494-1676
North American Colonies, 1632-1732
The Colonies in the Empire, 1651-1774
War and Order, 1775-1787
Part Two: Consolidating the Power of the State
The Culture of Politics, 1788-1826
From Coexistence to Expansion, 1783-1832
Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Slavery, 1820-1861
Lincoln and the Civil War, 1858-1865
The Sections Integrated: South, West, and Northeast, 1865-1896
Part Three: The American State and the World
The New Empire, 1890-1917
Progressive America, 1900-1920
The Crises of Progressive Capitalism, 1919-1933
The Cosmopolitan New Deal in Depression and War, 1933 -1945
Cold War America, 1945-1963
Part Four: Decline?
The Long 1960s, 1954-1975
Cultural Divisions and Cultural Imperialism, 1968-2000
Epilogue: America in History, 2001 and After

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"In this refreshingly accessible textbook, Kuklick presents a convincing picture of United States history as always engaged with religious issues, though in a striking variety of ways... It bends over backwards to treat controversial developments in the United States' contentious political history as fairly as possible... Readers looking for a reliable general history - with especially adpet handling of the nation's diplomacy, and an eye alert for the ongoing significance of religion - will find exactly what they are seeking. In an era where the fashions of professional historians run to ever more minutely focused research, it takes fortitude to attempt a one-author summation of the whole American past." —Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame